Intragastric Balloon in Spain

1 clinic(s) offering Gastric Balloon treatment in Spain
Vithas Xanit International Hospital Verified

Xanit International Hospital is the leading private hospital on the Costa del Sol. It is located in Benalmádena, approximately 15 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Marbella. We provide complete bariatric surgical care and have the expertise to manage the most challenging and complex conditions. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery and follow-up care after surgery.

I am delighted with the treatment I received at the Vithas Xanit International Hospital, not only with my operation, but also with the follow-up that has been done to my daughter, who is also a patient of this wonderful hospital. All the staff of the center and the doctors who have followed my case have treated me with great kindness and have explained at every moment the steps to follow. We visited this hospital before because my wife and I had a medical check-up and we were delighted. Thanks again to those responsible for Patient Care, Nursing, Physicians, etc. for their professionalism and kindness these days. Estoy encantado con el trato que he recibido en el Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, ya no solo con mi operación, sino también con el seguimiento que se le ha hecho a mi hija, que también es paciente de este estupendo hospital. Todo el personal del centro y los doctores que han seguido mi caso me han tratado con una gran amabilidad y me han explicado en cada momento los pasos a seguir. Ya visitamos este hospital con anterioridad porque mi mujer y yo nos hicimos un chequeo médico y quedamos encantados. Dar las gracias de nuevo a las responsables de Atención al Paciente, Enfermería, Médicos, etc. por su profesionalidad y amabilidad en estos días.
June 2018
My visit to the hospital was excellent, not only for the treatment received but also for the professionalism of the specialists who treated me. I have been very satisfied with the service they have given me. Mi visita al hospital fue excelente, no sólo por el trato recibido sino también por la profesionalización de los especialistas que me atendieron. He quedado muy satisfecho con el servicio que me han prestado.
June 2018
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What is Intragastric Balloon?

An intragastric balloon procedure is a non-surgical treatment to help individuals lose weight. It works by allowing patients to feel full after eating a small amount and reduces the stomach’s capacity to hold food. A gastric balloon channels individuals looking for a temporary weight loss solution or if your Body Mass Index (BMI) defines that you need to lose weight before further surgery, such as a gastric bypass.

 

Although gastric balloon options will help you to lose weight, the best weight loss results are combined with a healthy diet and exercise.

 

A Good Candidate for Intragastric Balloon

Candidates in general are all obese people except for those with psychiatric problems. Obesity is defined as one whose body mass index exceeds 30.

 

Treatment with intragastric balloon is already being successfully, the outcome in all patients is a significant amount of weight loss. Clinical results show that two thirds of individuals maintained the weight achieved during treatment with the intragastric balloon, or continue to lose weight after the removal of it.

 

Intragastric Balloon Procedure

A surgical camera called an endoscope is passed down the esophagus, or gullet, enabling the doctor to visually make adjustments. A small balloon is inserted into the stomach using the camera. Once safely in place, the gastric balloon is inflated by adding a saline solution unless a specific model is filled with air.

 

Average Duration of Intragastric Balloon: 20-30 minutes. It is performed under a local anesthetic. Patients usually leave the hospital on the same day.